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Kasper Schmeichel has confidence in Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Kasper Schmeichel, formerly at Notts County, Manchester City and Leeds United, backs Nigel Pearson to turn things around at Leicester City and secure Premier League safety.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has insisted that he and his teammates have complete manager in manager Nigel Pearson.

Pearson has come under pressure in recent weeks due to the Foxes’ poor run of results which has seen them stationed third from bottom in the Premier League table.

After 12 rounds of matches in the English top flight, the promoted outfit have collected just 10 points, thanks to two wins, four draws and six defeats.

Leicester have not won in seven matches, and there have suggestions that the club’s chiefs could made a decision on Pearson’s future soon.

Former Notts County and Leeds United star Schmeichel, though, believes that the 51-year-old Englishman is the right man for the job.

"I think the world of Nigel Pearson as a manager and I know he will get it right,” the 28-year-old told BBC Radio Leicester. “He knows how to manage us.

"We know the gaffer and the gaffer knows how we are. We have a great group of lads and I have every faith in the players, the management and the set-up of the club - we will get it right."

Leicester started their 2014-15 Premier League campaign strongly and even defeated Manchester United at home back in September, but the honeymoon period is now well and truly over.

It is not uncommon for promoted sides to struggle in the Premier League, but Pearson’s side have fared much better than many teams had at this stage in previous years.

The likes of Aston Villa, Hull City, Crystal Palace and Sunderland all are dangerously close to the relegation zone at the moment, while last season’s runners-up Liverpool are just four points above the Foxes.

That Leicester need to improve their results cannot be disputed, but it would be a mistake to sack Pearson.

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